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Helicopter helping fight wildfire west of Edmonton downed Monday evening

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Helicopter helping fight wildfire west of Edmonton downed Monday evening

EDMONTON —
A helicopter helping fight a wildfire west of Edmonton crashed in a far off put entirely accessible by air on Monday.

Based mostly fully on RCMP, around 6: 30 p.m. an Alberta Forestry helicopter turned into downed shut to Evansburg, Alta., roughly four kilometres west of Highway 22 and five to six kilometres north of Highway 16.

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Mounties acknowledged they dangle been working with EMS, Alberta Forestry, and Evansburg Fire to gain to the scene of the incident.

Based mostly fully on RCMP, there turned into entirely one individual on board and their situation turned into now not known at the time.

Two investigators from the Transportation Safety Board dangle been headed to the web Tuesday morning. The manager agriculture and forestry ministry acknowledged Alberta Wildfire would work with RCMP and TSB in their investigation. 

Wildfire EWF-075, detected on June 22, turned into being held at 175 hectares as of Monday evening. 

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Helicopter helping fight wildfire west of Edmonton downed Monday evening